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NHS 111 redirecting 'frequent fliers' back to GPs


111 will cripple the OOH service. In our area if you mention the word 'tight chest' on the phone as in ' oh hello I've had a nasty cough for 10 weeks and my test is a little tight I want a doctor to come to my house straight away' that will most likely take the person who has done their 2 weeks induction training down the ' potential heart attack tick box sheet' and they will call 999. The rate of blue light calls to ridiculous situations will escalate beyond belief. OOH sessions will become a nightmare and GPs will leave in droves. Along with imposed contracts, CQC, CCG and paycuts do you wonder why GP's are counting the days to retirement.

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20 Mar 2013

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